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Canada’s National Garden Days 2018

June 16 - June 24

Canada's Garden Days 2018 in British Columbia

Canada’s National Garden Day will be celebrated on Saturday, June 16, 2018 and events will continue across Canada and in British Columbia to Sunday, June 24th.

There were tens of thousands of participants, dozens of gardens and close to 300 Canada’s National Garden Days activities registered across Canada in 2017 – from wacky to educational, fun to environmentally sustainable – they certainly provided loads of fun and interest for the garden and gardening loving public of all ages.

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Activities ran the gamut from garden tours to private backyard events, school programs, how-to demonstrations, exceptional examples of volunteerism, a world debut of a flower-related fine art exhibit, flower and garden festivals, garden centre events, proclamations of ‘Garden Day’ in cities and towns across the country, a garden gnome hunt, horticultural society and garden club events and just about everything in between.

The Annual Celebration of Canada’s Garden Culture

Garden Days is Canada’s country-wide celebration of the vital role of gardens and gardening in our communities and in our lives. National Garden Day is Saturday, June 16, the opening day of Garden Days 2018.

This nine-day program of activities and events is for gardening enthusiasts, families, schools and tourists alike. Garden Days is an opportunity for Canadians to enjoy their own garden, visit or take part in their favourite garden experience, get inspired at their local garden centre or travel to a nearby destination to enjoy their favourite garden. Garden Days 2018 promised to be even more exciting!


2018 Garden Days Canada events in British Columbia

Gardens Days Events at Gardens  BC Member Gardens

Gardens BC: This Is My Favourite Garden Activity – Photo Contest  All Cities – online event  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018 – Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  All day event

Planting and Providing for Pollinators   Abbotsford  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  11:00AM

Communties in Bloom Abbotsford – Local Garden Tour  Abbotsford  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  10:00AM – 02:00PM

Sustainable Gardening Workshop with Brian Minter  Campbell River  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  02:00PM – 04:00PM

Coquitlam Farmers Market  Coquiltam  |  Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  09:00AM – 01:00PM

VIU Milner Gardens: Father’s Day & Garden Days 2018  Qualicum Beach  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018 – Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  10:00AM – 04:30PM

Tofino Botanical Gardens – BYOB – Bring Your Own Bug with Linda Gilkeson  Tofino  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  01:00PM – 04:00PM

UBC Botanical Garden – Herbarium Workshop: Create Your Own Plant Specimen  Vancouver  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  09:30AM – 02:00PM

UBC Botanical Garden – Garden Days Bird Tour  Vancouver  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  11:00AM – 12:30PM

UBC Botanical Garden – Garden Days Grow Green Guide Tour  Vancouver  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  01:00PM – 02:30PM

UBC Botanical Garden – Botanical Watercolours Weekend Workshop  Vancouver  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018 – Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  10:00AM – 04:00PM

UBC Botanical Garden – Ecoprinting on Silk Scarves Workshop  Vancouver  |  Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  09:30AM – 01:30PM

UBC Botanical Garden – Bumblebee Parade & Picnic  Vancouver  |  Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  11:00AM – 01:00PM

Hatley Park Gardens complimentary on June 17, 2018  Victoria  |  Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  All day event

Admission by Donation – Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific  Victoria  |  Monday Jun 18, 2018  |  All day event

The Butchart Gardens – Garden Days GNOME HUNT  Victoria  |  Friday Jun 15, 2018 – Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  09:00AM – 11:00PM

The Butchart Gardens – Garden Days GREENHOUSE TOURS  Victoria  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018 – Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  10:00AM – 02:00PM

Hatley Park Gardens complimentary on June 17, 2018  Victoria  |  Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  All day event

 

Other Garden Days Events throughout British Columbia

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#BCplants Social Media Contest  BC Wide  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018 – Saturday Jun 30, 2018  |  All day event

Picnic in the Park  Agassiz/Harrison Hot Springs  |  Sunday Jun 17, 2018 – Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  All day event

City of Campbell River Garden Days Proclamation  Campbell River  |  Saturday Jun 16-24, 2018  |  All day event

2018 Castlegar Peony Show!  Castlegar  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018 – Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  All day event

‘What you Love About Your Garden’ Contest  Chilliwack  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018 – Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  All day event

Sunshine Community Garden Pub Night  Chilliwack  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  05:00PM – 10:00PM

Summer Workbee  Chilliwack  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  09:00AM – 01:30PM

Father’s Day plant sale and Grow it Yourself gardening workshop for youth  Delta  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  10:00AM – 02:00PM

Flower Power Garden Tour  Kelowna  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  09:00AM – 04:00PM

In Celebration of Roses  Kelowna  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018 – Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  10:00AM – 06:00PM

City of Kelowna Garden Day Proclamation  Kelowna  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  All day event

Container Gardening For Kids  Langley  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  10:30AM – 12:00PM

Picnics in the Park  Langley  |  Tuesday Jun 19, 2018  |  05:00PM – 08:00PM

From Soil to Salad workshops at the Haney Farmers Market  Maple Ridge  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  All day event

Nanaimo Horticultural Society Garden Tour  Nanaimo  |  Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  10:00AM – 04:00PM

Art in the Garden 2018  Nanoose  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018 – Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  All day event

Father’s Day Garden Party Tour  Oak Bay  |  Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  11:00AM – 05:00PM

Garden Days Salute  Port Hardy  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  11:00AM – 11:30AM

Garden Days Salute  Port McNeill  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  11:00AM – 11:30AM

Quadra Island Quilt and Garden Tour  Quadra Island  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018 – Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  10:00AM – 04:00PM

Art in the Garden  Revelstoke  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  09:00AM – 02:00PM

Town of Sidney Garden Day Proclamation  Sidney  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  All day event

Summerland Garden Tour  Summerland  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  09:00AM – 03:00PM

Darts Hill Garden Stroll and Plant Sale  Surrey  |  Friday Jun 15, 2018 – Sunday Jun 17, 2018  |  All day event

Garden Day in Riley Park Proclamation  Vancouver  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  10:00AM – 03:00PM

City Farmer’s 40th Year Anniversary  Vancouver  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018 – Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  All day event

Heritage Vancouver Garden Tour  Vancouver  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018 – Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  10:00AM – 04:00PM

Native and heritage gardens tour of Vancouver Island  Victoria  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018 – Saturday Jun 30, 2018  |  09:30PM – 03:30PM

Youth Program – Making a Stepping Stone  Victoria  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  10:00AM – 11:00AM

Plant Identification & Culture Workshops  Victoria  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  01:00PM – 04:00PM

Seed Library: Healing City Soils  Victoria  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  10:00AM – 11:30AM

CE – Grow your Own Cut Flower Garden – Summer  Victoria  |  Sunday Jun 24, 2018  |  09:00AM – 12:00PM

Garden Day for Kids at the James Bay Market – Saturday, June 23  Victoria  |  Saturday Jun 23, 2018  |  09:00AM – 03:00PM

Master Gardeners at the Library  West Vancouver  |  Saturday Jun 16, 2018  |  12:00PM – 04:00PM

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Canada’s National Garden Days 2018 Activity Registration

Registration for 2018 is open and all Canadian and British Columbia gardens, garden centres, horticultural and plant societies, garden clubs, schools, garden-related businesses and communities are invited to organize Garden Days activities or events – between June 16 and 24 – to celebrate public gardens and home gardening.

We invite you to start planning your Canada’s National Garden Days 2018 activity and register it on the Garden Days site, at no charge. Looking for Garden Days Activity ideas for 2018? Last year’s activities are a terrific source of inspiration. Just click on the ‘Activity’ button where you’ll find hundreds of outstanding events and tons of wonderful ideas.

Have Your City Declare Its Own Official Garden Day

Wouldn’t it be great to have Official Garden Days in cities from coast to coast? We’ve made it really easy for this to happen. Learn more about how to declare your city’s own Garden Daydownload the proclamation template and make an appointment to present this at a council meeting, or visit your Mayor at City Hall to request a declaration in your home town.

Read what British Columbia’s Garden Days spokesperson, Brian Minter said about Garden Days in 2017.

Renseignements du Journées du jardin 2018 aussi disponible en francais.

Garden Days, a program of the Canadian Garden Council, is a joyful, country-wide celebration of the role of gardens in our communities and in our lives. The program’s objective is to draw attention to Canada’s garden culture, history and innovations and to underscore the importance of public and private gardens, the values of home gardening and the promotion of environmental stewardship. Gardens British Columbia is a sponsor of Garden Days and member of the Canadian Garden Council and Gardens Canada.

Funding and support for Canada’s National Garden Days 2018 has been graciously provided through the following organisations. Click here for a full list of Garden Days partners.

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Organizer

Canadian Garden Council
Website:
http://gardencouncil.ca